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Grant Programme for E-Culture

Grant Programme for E-Culture

Closing dates:

1 February 2017
10 May 2017
9 August 2017
18 October 2017

Budget: € 800.000

The Grant Programme for E-Culture is a grant programme through which the Creative Industries Fund NL supports projects that promote the quality of E-culture and augment its societal and economic added value from a cultural perspective. In addition, with this grant programme the Fund aims to deepen and innovate E-culture as well as make it visible and increase public interest in it. Projects that stimulate the profile and perception of E-culture can also be eligible for a grant through the Grant Programme for E-Culture.

The Creative Industries Fund NL issues grant through this grant programme to projects developed and implemented within the sphere of activity of E-culture. By ‘E-culture’ the Fund means cultural productions at the interface of applied art, science and technology that stand out thanks to a strong innovative component.

In 2016, four application rounds will take place for this grant programme. The annual budget is made available and shared equally over the application rounds.
Application for a project grant through the Grant Programme for E-Culture can be submitted four times a year. You must complete the online application form fully and submit it online before the relevant date. Make sure you create an account for the online application environment in good time. The deadline dates for the Grant Programme for E-culture in 2016 are as follows:

3 February 2016
11 May 2016
10 August 2016
5 Oktober 2016

Project Plan Guidelines
Before submitting your application please consult the Project Plan Guidelines. The Project Plan Guidelines provide advice on submitting a grant application and drawing up your project plan, budget and communications plan.
Research, design, implementation, production, reflection and debate in various phases of the development of E-culture are eligible for support.
A grant can be issued if the project sufficiently matches one or more of the following assessment criteria:
Greater depth of knowledge
Talent development
Fostering cross-sector cooperation
Fostering cultural entrepreneurship and good commissioning
Strengthening international position
Fostering public interest
Applications for a project grant through the Grant Programme for E-Culture are assessed by the E-Culture Advisory Committee. The members of the advisory committee are:

Janine Huizenga (chair)
Kristina Andersen
Josephine Bosma
Florian Cramer
Michel van Dartel
Annet Dekker
Veerle Devreese
Sandra Fauconnier
Jop Japenga
Nat Muller
Angelique Spaninks
Adriaan Wormgoor

grants issued E-Culture


Grant Programme for E-Culture Exhibition


Anouk Wipprecht, 2014

Following the successful first edition in 2012 in Vienna, the show ‘Technosensual: Where Fashion meets Technology’ is to have a sequel in Canada. In 2014 the exhibition is showcased in Montreal as part of the ELEKTRA festival. For this event the ‘haut tech’ designer Anouk Wipprecht is selecting 31 works on the cutting edge of haute couture and technology. Dutch and Netherlands-based designers are strongly represented. Eleven designs were specially created for the exhibition in an artist-in-residence programme and the Canadian show sees the addition of two new works. The mostly interactive and frequently spectacular designs feature the latest forms of integrated technology in clothing and fabrics. Technosensual thus offers a speculative view of the future. The show is accompanied by a symposium and a workshop programme in which the Dutch designers Pauline van Dongen, Maartje Dijkstra and Bart Hess are involved.

Grant Programme for E-Culture Start-up grant

De Zwaartekracht van Informatie (The Gravity of Information)

Dorien Zandbergen, 2014

The Gravity of Information: Digital Citizenship between Dream and Reality is a documentary about the attitude of citizens towards the digital citizenship as idealized by the (European) government. In the documentary, the vision of policymakers who embrace the digital future and expect it to make citizens active, socially articulate and self-organizing is contrasted with the daily experiences of those very citizens. Documentary maker and researcher Dorien Zandbergen adopts a lightly critical attitude as she visits co-creation sessions in the Waag Society, ‘hacker spaces’ and ‘quantified self-conferences’. Media images are interspersed with interviews with policymakers. In addition, she shows people that each in their own way try to use the potential of the new media in their work or daily life. In the context of the documentary, Zandbergen organizes various public events. During a meeting halfway through the shooting of the film, experts are invited to comment on the rushes of the main characters. In addition, two public debates on the theme of inclusion and exclusion as a result of digitization take place. Dorien Zandbergen received a start-up grant for this project.
afgerond: September '14


Grant Programme for E-Culture Website / application

Gooseberry – Community

Blender Institute, 2014

Gooseberry is a Blender film project with 12 small, young studios from across the world working together to create an animated film. The entire film is developed using Blender’s open source standard. This means that both the software and the creative process are released and made transparent. The project as a whole is so large that Blender has chosen to formulate subprojects. This application is about the Gooseberry – Community project. The work process and results of the Gooseberry film project are going to be, as Blender puts it, ‘grounded’. The goal is to optimize communication and dissemination for different target groups, both during the process and after its completion. The applicant has observed that in many open source projects, these subjects are given insufficient attention, resulting in a loss of knowledge. The Blender Institute received a start-up grant for the Gooseberry project in round 13EC.

Grant Programme for E-Culture Research

Tactical Media Connections

Stichting Cool Mediators, 2014

The Cool Mediators Foundation is organizing a programme around Tactical Media, a term that jointly denotes art, design, media and civil and political commitment. Potentially, everybody can produce and distribute tactical media: this is no longer the exclusive reserve of artists, designers and activists. Which is why the Cool Mediators Foundation is re-investigating the phenomenon. To this purpose, it is organizing a series of public meetings and a research project. Artists, designers, theorists and activists of different generations will jointly work on an anthology about tactical media. In addition, the online documentation platform Tactical Media Files is being revised and redeveloped. Artist Robert M. Ochshorn has been asked to create a work of Internet art based on this archive. Halfway through the project, a symposium for a broad, culturally interested audience will take place at Lighthouse Brighton. Tactical Media Connections ends with a public event in the Tolhuistuin, including the official book launch of the Tactical Media Anthology.
afgerond: July '15


Grant Programme for E-Culture Event

Interference: Prefrontaal

Stichting Idee-fixe (IDFX), 2014

The Idee-fixe (IDFX) Foundation project Interference: Prefrontaal explores the boundaries between scientific and artistic research to demonstrate the importance of exchanges between the two disciplines. Interference: Prefrontaal is a continuation of the 2013 programme, focusing on the confluence of hardware and wetware, with wetware representing the brain. The programme, consisting of interventions in the public space and including performances, a street exhibition, lectures and a movie night, will take place in the city centre of Breda. Various artists such as Sander Veenhof and Jeroen van Loon, scientists like Prof. Dr. Victor Lamme, and performers such as Bert Hana are participating in the project. The content is being developed in collaboration with Studium Generale and the University of Eindhoven.
afgerond: October '14


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